NASCAR's Wildest Fights

Published September 12, 2019 264,784 Views

Rumble Most fans go to NASCAR events for the racing, but everyone once and a while, a fight will break out between drivers that definitely gets the crowd going. Here, we'll look at the seven craziest fights in NASCAR history.

7. Daniel Suarez vs. Michael McDowell
The fight between Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell is the most recent major fight between two NASCAR drivers, so we had to include it. Plus, the scuffle at ISM Raceway’s pit road started with Suarez straight-up throwing McDowell to the ground, which you definitely don’t see in most auto racing scraps.

6. Kevin Harvick vs. Kyle Busch

Sure, this wasn’t a full-on knock-down-drag-out type deal, but Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch’s 2011 altercation with each other at Darlington was different than most NASCAR fights. It simply consisted of Harvick reaching into Busch’s car and smacking him in the face.

5. Jeff Gordon vs. Brad Keselowski

Maybe it had something to do with the sweltering temperatures in the Lonestar State, but this Texas Motor Speedway brawl between Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski in 2014 got HEATED. The pit road shoving match that ensued ended in both Keselowski and Gordon walking away with cuts on their faces.

4. Matt Kenseth vs. Brad Keselowski

The 2014 Bank of America 500 was a rough race for Brad Keselowski. His car hit by Tony Stewart’s, he almost got into it with Denny Hamlin, and then, to top it off, got run up on by Matt Kenseth between their team haulers after the race.

3. Joey Logano vs. Kyle Busch

After some last-lap contact from Joey Logano sent Kyle Busch sliding into pit lane at the 2017 Kobalt 400, Busch was pretty damn pissed. Rowdy wasted no time in getting rowdy, coming right at Logano after the Las Vegas Motor Speedway race and taking a swing at him.

2. Jeff Gordon vs. Clint Bowyer

These days, Jeff Gordon is a top executive for Hendrick Motorsports. But, as you’ve already seen, his behavior on the race track was not always executive-like. In this case from back in 2012, Gordon may not have been the aggressor after the race, but Clint Bowyer didn’t just come full-speed sprinting at him WWE-style for no reason.

Here’s a Cliff Notes version of what led to the fight: Bowyer took out Gordon on the track. Gordon retaliated and took Bowyer out. Bowyer wasn’t happy about it. Commence a pit crew brawl of epic proportions.

1. Cale Yarborough vs. The Allison Brothers

The 1979 Daytona 500. The race that basically put NASCAR on the map. And Richard Petty’s win had very little to do with it. Before The King even had time for a Victory Lane celebration, Cale Yarborough was fighting with Bobby and Donnie Allison, following a last-lap wreck that took both Cale and Donnie out of the race.

Both drivers blamed each other for the fight and both were fined. And that was that. That’s old school NASCAR for you.

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